Barker, Robert William, LTJG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Primary Designator/NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1945-1945, 131X, NAS Grosse Ile
Previously Held Designator/NEC
139X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot (In Training)
Service Years
1942 - 1945
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade

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  1945-1945, 131X, NAS Deland, FL


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June / 1945

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July / 1945

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 NAS Deland, FL Details

NAS Deland, FL

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I reported for
operational training at the naval air station in DeLand, Florida. At DeLand, I flew the FM-2
fighter, which I have already described as an improved version of the much acclaimed F 4F
Wildcat. We were commissioned officers now, proudly wearing our hard-earned \\fags of gold,
and we concentrated on flying and more flying. There was no more physical training or ground
school. We were full-fledged naval aviators, an.d our ne.xt stop would be the fleet. As fighter
pilots, our principal responsibility would be to sh oot down enemy airplanes, \\~th some strafing
of enemy ground targets and ships thrown in.
In operational training we did more of all the things we had learned along the way: lots of

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NAS Deland, FL

WAGNER, James Frederick, ENS, (1940-1945) Ensign

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